Hovernyan (Japanese: フユニャン Fuyunyan) is a Rank B, Wind-attribute Rare Yo-kai of the Brave tribe, and the Omamori tribe as of Yo-kai Watch 4.


Video games

Anime series



Hovernyan as a normal cat.

He is a blue cat Yo-kai with a white chest, muzzle, and paw tips. His nose and inner-ear are dull pink and facial expression is in contrast from most of the Cat Yo-kai. At the centre of his forehead is a white scar. He wears a dull grey belt which has a swirled sphere on it, and a long red cloth worn as a cloak.

Hovernyan also has another form, called Meganyan. Which causes him to turn into that if he overeats too much, as revealed in Yo-kai Watch 3.


Hovernyan has a very righteous personality, doing what's right often and standing up for his friends. Hovernyan is shown to be very patient, but after a while, he can lose focus of the task he is given. He is also very embarrassed about becoming Meganyan. He is seen to act very childishly as seen in the movie when introducing the "Rewind Stone" and made his own sound effects. He has strange ways of doing normal things.

He is a friend of Nathan's grandfather, Nathaniel. In the games, if Katie is selected as the playable character, He is a friend of her grandfather, Kenny.

Hovernyan has the ability to fly, and in the movie, throw balls of energy and coats his fists in it. As well as this, he has the ability to morph into a cat.

When Nathan and Nathaniel borrow all the other Yo-kai's strength, Hovernyan is transformed into his grittier, more powerful version, Darknyan.


Yo-kai Watch 2

QR Code for Hovernyan

Scan Hovernyan's QR Code at Piggleston Bank to obtain the Keepsake Cap, which will make Hovernyan appear. He is found in the Ninja Forest by Harrisville in the past, where he can be battled once a day until he's befriended through the regular method.

Yo-kai Watch Blasters

Yo-kai Watch 3

Hovernyan can be befriended in the quest Blasters Boot Camp!, available after Chapter 10. The player must talk to Sgt. Burly at the Yo-kai Blasters house and run to Lord Enma's palace. There, the player will have to catch twenty-five Yo-kai within three minutes. After the player manages to do so, Hovernyan will fight you, and afterwards, be befriended.

Yo-kai Watch Busters 2

Yo-kai Watch 4

Game data

Main series games data

Yo-kai Watch 2

Stats Calculation
This shows Hovernyan's stat on level: 60.

Type Name Power Attribute Range
Attack Sharp Claws (Japanese: するどいつめ Surudoi Tsume) 10-45x2 Single enemy
No description.
Technique Tornado (Japanese: 竜巻の術 Tatsumaki no Jutsu) 50-110 Wind Single enemy
No description.
Inspirit Pal Power (Japanese: 友情パワー Yūjō Pawā) Single ally
The Inspirited Yo-kai becomes a faithful friend. STR increases.
Soultimate Move Gutsy Cross Paw (Japanese: ど根性ストレート肉球 Dokonjō Sutorēto Nikukyū) 180 Single enemy
Builds up and then hits a single foe with a stunning tackle.
Skill Acrobat (Japanese: アクロバット Akurobatto)
Counterattacks right after dodging enemy.
Blasters Stats

Yo-kai Watch 3

Blasters Stats

Yo-kai Watch 4

Attribute tolerance

Held items


Spin-off games

Yo-kai Watch Blasters

Yo-kai Watch Busters 2

Other games

Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble

Hovernyan Wib Wob.png
Stats Calculation
This shows Hovernyan's stat on level: 50.
Soultimate Move
Gusty Cross Paw
Pops all center Wib Wobs.
Other Effects
Soultimate Levels
LV01 Damage Inflicted: 28pt
LV02 Damage Inflicted: 38pt
LV03 Damage Inflicted: 48pt
LV04 Damage Inflicted: 58pt
LV05 Damage Inflicted: 68pt
LV06 Damage Inflicted: 77pt
LV07 Damage Inflicted: 85pt
Skill Levels
LV01 Effect: N/A
LV02 Effect: N/A
LV03 Effect: N/A
LV04 Effect: N/A
LV05 Effect: N/A

Yo-kai Watch: Ukiukupedia


Wind Attribute
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Level 30
Fire Attribute



Wind Attribute
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Fire Attribute


Fire Attribute



  • Befriended: "It hurts to say it, but that was a good fight. Let's be friends, you and I."
  • Loafing: "Time for a break."
  • Receiving food (favourite): "Now that's good!"
  • Receiving food (normal): "Thanks, I guess."
  • Receiving food (disliked): "I am NOT eating that."
  • Freed from the Crank-a-kai (Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble): "Thank you for setting me free. I think we're going to be great friends!"
  • Blasters House (1): "Defeat the evils of the world with love, moxie and courage!"
  • Blasters House (2): "I am the defender of all, for the world is my friend!"
  • Blasters House (3): "If you've got moxie, you can do anything! Moxie! Moxie! Moxie!"
  • Blasters T Camp: "By the power of love, guts and Moxie! Evil be purged!"

In the anime

Main article: Hovernyan (anime)


"Hovernyan" is a combination of hover and nyan, the Japanese onomatopoeia for a cat's meow.

"Fuyunyan" is similar, but instead combines with fuyū (Japanese: 浮遊 "floating").


  • This Yo-kai's appearance could be inspired by the Japanese Tokusatsu hero Kamen Rider and possibly Riderman.
  • He is the first highest-ranked partner Yo-kai, the second being Usapyon.
  • Hovernyan was originally created from one of Master Nyada's earlier designs, where he was also originally designed as an "ancestor" towards Jibanyan. Though, that idea was dropped.
  • He is a wandering spirit as opposed to an earthbound spirit like Jibanyan, however Jibanyan (Shadowside) is a wandering spirit as well.
  • His Japanese name sounds like fuyu (冬), which means winter in English. It could be a reference to the fact that Hovernyan mostly appears as a movie-exclusive character, that usually comes out during the winter season in Japan.
    • The wordplay was brought up in EP200, where he says that he only comes during the winter.
  • In Yo-kai Watch 3, his Soultimate was renamed from Gusty Cross Paw to Gutsy Cross Paw. It's unknown if it was a typo or not.
  • In the Latin Spanish dub of the first & second movie, he is called Levinyan. This was actually the early name of Hovernyan in the European-Spanish version of Yo-kai Watch 2 before it was changed.
  • After official promotional art for Japanese food chain Pizza-La was posted showing him eating pizza, it was made fun of in the Japanese fandom to the point of creating constant parodies surrounding it.[1]
    • The running joke was referenced in one of the official Yo-kai Sangokushi: Kunitori Wars comics, which depicts Hovernyan eating a slice of pizza and in the third anniversary artwork of the said game.
    • If Hovernyan is fed that food in Yo-kai Watch 3, he will show an average liking for it.
  • Hovernyan was the first Yo-kai from the original series to retain it's appearance in his Yo-kai Ark as for his Lightside form.
  • There was originally going to be a scene in M02 where Nate summons Hovernyan, likely from the Yo-kai Medal he obtained in the post-credits scene of Yo-kai Watch: The Movie. It was storyboarded, but was removed in the final cut for unknown reasons.[2]

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan.svg Japanese フユニャン Fuyunyan A combination of fuyū (Japanese: 浮遊 "floating") and nyan, the Japanese onomatopoeia for a cat's meow.
Flag of France.svg French Hovernyan Same as the English name.
Flag of Spain.svg Spanish Hovernyan (Video games, European Spanish)
Levinyan (Movie, Latin Spanish)
Same as the English name.
From levitar (Levitate) and nyan.
Flag of Germany.svg German Hovernyan
Same as the English name.
From levitar (Levitate) and nyan.
Flag of Italy.svg Italian Hovernyan Same as the English name.
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Dutch Hovernyan Same as the English name.
Flag of Russia.svg Russian Ховерньян Khovernyan
Flag of South Korea.svg Korean 부유냥 Buyunyang
More Languages
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Chinese (Mandarin)*
浮游喵 Fúyóu miāo
Flag of Brazil.svg Portuguese (Brazilian) Voanyan From voar (Fly) and nyan,

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